Producer Dallas Austin made headlines earlier this week with a two-part interview posted on video hosting sites that was said to be conducted by Rowdy.tv, a new site that has yet to be launched. In the interviews, Austin goes into detail about female recording artists “f&@&ing for tracks.” He says that British singer Joss Stone is one of the most notorious offenders, and that she slept with two of her producers and tried to douche one of them by removing his songs once their relationship ended.
He also claims a relationship with Christina Aguilera when he was working with her. He said that Aguilera was crazy about him and said she wanted his babies, but that at the same time she “f&(^ed five of my friends and told all of them not to tell me.” One of his friends at the time was his assistant, Jordan Bratman, now Christina’s husband. Jordan knew what was going on and even encouraged Christina to pursue Dallas, telling her that he was more serious about the relationship than he claims.
Dallas told a particularly interesting tidbit about how he gave producer Scott Storch the heads up about XTina, and told Storch he was sure to get lucky the first time he worked with her. Sure enough, Storch called Austin and said he scored with Christina the first night they worked together, but that she told him not to tell him about it.
Dallas’ motivations for telling the story at this point are not clear, although he does say that Christina had him barred from Clive Davis’ Grammy party this year. He probably also has some personal issue with Stone.
He recently apologized in a statement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for his rant, saying he had some beef that made him go off like that. He never denied that it’s true, though:
On Tuesday, the Atlanta producer issued the following statement to the AJC: “Every action generates an equal and opposite reaction. My statement about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone was a reaction to an incident I care not to discuss in any forum, and while I may have felt justified, I do owe an apology to Christina, Joss and their families. “The comments I made about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone were purely an act of retaliation not of malice or cruel intent. As we all have our boiling points, I sincerely apologize as this is not my character nor should I have let anyone’s actions push me to this limit. I have let my family, friends, employees and business associates down with my actions. “All content and any malicious statements that were in my control have been removed from outlets that may have posted this. “Please accept this as my formal statement and apology to all parties involved.”
[via Oh No They Didn't]
Christina’s rep answered “She’s not commenting on such ridiculous statements, and we are consulting a lawyer to explore her options.” That’s what they always say, and when the buzz dies down no one gets sued if the story is true.
As Austin mentions in his half-apology, you can’t find the video online at this point. The original interview has been removed from the source where we found it, and I can’t locate it again. The damage is done now, though.
While I don’t doubt what he’s saying, it seems like Christina and Joss hurt him in some way and that they could be screwing him out of work, too. As a lot of commentors mentioned, it takes two to act unprofessionally and the main person Austin screwed by blabbing is himself. He paints himself as this casual guy that didn’t care that XTina was messing around on him, but his feelings had to be hurt for him to go off like that.
Here’s Joss Stone outside of the Late Show recently and a 2006 photoshoot with Christina Aguilera. [via]